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Booze Rules: Endurance Athlete’s Guide To Drinking Alcohol

  • By Pip Taylor
  • Published Jul 30, 2013
  • Updated Aug 7, 2013 at 7:16 PM UTC
Photo: Steve Godwin


Q: What are your guidelines for drinking alcohol?

A: Research shows that in moderation, alcohol, particularly red wine, does carry some health benefits (in wine, it’s heart-healthy antioxidants). Formal recommendations for consumption are one drink per day for women and two for men, but it’s important to remember that everyone metabolizes and tolerates alcohol differently. Click on the tabs on the left for some other common alcohol-related queries I hear from triathletes.

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FILED UNDER: Nutrition / Weight Loss

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